Under the aegis of Hindu Hitaraskhana Vedike, Hindu organizations have made preparations to hold a mega protest at 4 pm on Wednesday November 23 at Nehru Maidan in the city to protest against the provisions of the Prevention of Communal and Targeted Violence (Access to Justice and Reparations) Bill 2011, proposed to be tabled in the parliament during winter session. The organizers expect the gathering to be about 50,000-strong. The organizations have been claiming that certain provisions of the proposed bill are disastrous, and against the interests of Hindus.
Before the meeting, a procession will be taken out from Dr B R Ambedkar Circle in the city at 3 pm, to the venue of the meeting. Spiritual heads of Kolya, Vajradehi, and Manila mutts will participate in the meeting. Muniyappa, organizational head of Dharma Jagagan's Karnataka provincial unit, and Dr Prabhakar Bhat Kalladka, Samparka Pramukh, south central region of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, will deliver main addresses.
As a prelude to the meeting, various meets, rallies, debates, interactions, etc were held at different places, where efforts were made by different organizations and individuals to make people aware of the negative aspects of the proposed bill. BJP president of city south unit, R Srikar Prabhu, and working president of the Vedike, Ramesh S, said that the protest programme has received wholehearted support from all regions.
Leaders of Hindu organizations like Jagadish Shenava, Manohar Tulajaram, Harish Achar, K T Suvarna, Durga Vahini district Saha Pramukh, Surekha, Akhila Bharat Vidyarthi Parishad divisional organizing secretary, Ramesh, Bajrang Dal convener, Sharan Pumpwel, and Rashtra Sevika Samiti Pranta Karyavahika, Dr Kamala Bhat, have requested the Hindu brethren to take part in the protest programme in full strength, and make it a success.